Zambia Malawi & Mozambique – 21 Days

December 1, 2010 by  
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21 day small group participation camping & cabin safari

Journey through the heart of the wild continent, from Zambia through Malawi and down the Mozambique coast to South Africa. A diverse and fascinating journey along the old trade routes!!

Highlights

  • Victoria Falls – natural wonder of the world
  • Lower Zambezi – canoeing
  • South Luangwa NP – game walk & 4WD game drives
  • Lake Malawi – snorkelling & beaches
  • Benguerra Island – explore the islands on a dhow
  • Inhambane – beaches and scuba diving
  • Kruger National Park – morning and afternoon game drives

Includes

  • 6 nights in cabin / casitas & 14 nights camping
  • Entrance fees
  • Use of camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
  • Transport in safari truck or 4WD
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Professional guide
  • Canoeing on the Lower Zambezi
  • Benguerra Island excursion

Day 1 – 2 LIVINGSTONE

Zambia Malawi & Mozambique   21 Days Guided walk included. The group will meet in Livingstone, in Zambia, at 14:00 where we have 2 days to explore Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world, plunging into the Zambezi Gorge. Adventure activities abound, white water rafting on the mighty Zambezi, or a 111m bungi jump (own expense). [camping Bx1 --] (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner)

Day 3 KAFUE RIVER

Zambia Malawi & Mozambique   21 Days A long drive takes us across the rolling Miombo forested hills of southern Zambia to the Kafue River where we camp the night. [camping BLD]

Day 4 – 5 LOWER ZAMBEZI CANOEING

Zambia Malawi & Mozambique   21 Days Full day canoeing included We drive down into the Lower Zambezi Valley and spend two nights at our lodge on the banks of the river. Enjoy a full day canoeing down the Zambezi River, home of the tribal mythical god – Nyami Nyami. The river attracts elephants and other wildlife from the surrounding wilderness. After a day highlighted by bird watching and game viewing, relax around the campfire in the evening. [lodge BLD]

Day 6 LUSAKA

Zambia Malawi & Mozambique   21 Days We head to Lusaka where we stock up on supplies in the bustling shops and markets of the Zambian capital. Taking the Great East Road we drive this afternoon until sunset. [camping BLD]

Day 7, 8, 9 SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

Zambia Malawi & Mozambique   21 Days Guided walk included. Make our way down into “the valley” of the South Luangwa National Park. This wild and remote sanctuary is one of Africa’s finest wildlife sanctuaries, full of hippo, crocodiles, elephants, lion and leopard. We camp on the banks of the Luangwa River and explore the area on 2 game walks and an open 4WD game drive, with spotlights, to see nocturnal animals.
includes 4wd open vehicle game drive [camping BLD]

Day 10 – 11 LAKE MALAWI

Zambia Malawi & Mozambique   21 Days Malawi “the warm heart of Africa”. We restock with fresh supplies in the markets of Lilongwe before heading to our camp on the beach at Lake Malawi. We’ll take a boat out to the islands to explore the fantastic bays and coves in the area. [camping BLD]

Day 12 – 13 TRANSIT MOZAMBIQUE

Zambia Malawi & Mozambique   21 Days Diving available Heading south again we enter Mozambique at Zobue border post. Making our way back over the Zambezi we travel through the Tete region, camping en route in this remote part of Mozambique. [camping BLD]

Day 14 – 15 BAZARUTO ISLANDS

Zambia Malawi & Mozambique   21 Days Upon reaching the Indian Ocean we stay overnight in Vilankulo. We take a full day to explore the Magaruque Island on a local dhow, a traditional ocean going trade vessel. Beautiful blue sea, expansive white beaches and some excellent seafood available – what a day! [chalets Bx2 Lx2 Dx1]

Day 16 – 17 INHAMBANE

Zambia Malawi & Mozambique   21 Days Dhow sail to island excursion included Arab influences are strong in Inhambane dating back to when slaves, ivory, gold and spices were traded. Explore Inhambane and its 200-year-old cathedral, before moving to our casitas (reed cabin) under the palms next to the beach. Dhow rides and scuba diving on coral reefs are available (own expense). [casitas Bx2 Lx2 Dx1]

Day 18 BILENE

Zambia Malawi & Mozambique   21 Days Diving available We travel further south along the coast to the town of Bilene situated on the shores of the Uembje lagoon. The lagoon is 8km wide and 27km long with clear water and white, sandy beaches. We spend the afternoon exploring the lagoon with options of kayaking and snorkelling (own expense), and swimming in the shallow, calm waters. . [camping BL-]

Day 19 – 20 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Zambia Malawi & Mozambique   21 Days We travel through the Transfrontier Limpopo Park into Kruger National Park – visit big game country! Exciting game drives to spot lions, giraffe and the mighty elephant. Relaxing in the tranquil bush we experience a land forgotten by time, a true African wilderness. [camping BLD]

Day 21 JOHANNESBURG

Zambia Malawi & Mozambique   21 Days After an early morning game drive we return to Johannesburg in the evening, sun-tanned, laid-back and ready to rejoin life. Tour ends @ 18:00. [- B--]

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM:

In the Luangwa Valley we stay at Wildlife Camp who donate 60% of their revenues to the Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia. A local guide will lead us on a game walk and night drive. Your visit will support employment opportunities.

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